Here's a fun, reverent and educational way to help children celebrate the Eucharist. Activities to develop understanding of the Mass are arranged in an easy-to-follow sequence that parallels the progression of the Mass. As Jesus opens the door to invite children in, an activity identifying what they see - altar, tabernacle, candles, crucifix - immediately helps them become familiar with the worship space.
Special faith-building features include Mass responses (up-to-date and indicated in red); simple icons that show when to sit, stand, kneel; illustrations of traditional gestures and postures; 16 activities that explain the parts of the Mass.
With activities on the left-hand pages and Mass prayers on the right, parents can easily help children find their place with little interruption of their own prayer experience. Once complete, the book becomes a personal keepsake to use week after week. Welcome, Children! can help prepare children for First Eucharist - or reinforce participation at Mass for those who already receive Communion. It's a great resource for RCIA too! (32 pages, 6" x 9")